Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner names stars in manifesto

4:39 PM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles officer. (Photo: AP)
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(USA TODAY) Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer who is suspected of fatally shooting three people - a manhunt is underway for him now - laid out his opinions about pop culture in his 11-page, rambling online manifesto titled "America."

And he's very complimentary, for the most part.

He praises Ellen DeGeneres for her "excellent contribution to entertaining America and bringing the human factor to entertainment. You changed the perception of your gay community and how we as Americans view the LGBT community."

He says of "Christopher Walz (actor Christoph Waltz), you impressed me in Inglorious Basterds. After viewing Django Unchained I was sold. I have come to the conclusion that you are well on your way to becoming one of the greats if not already and show glimpses of Daniel Day Lewis and Morgan Freeman-esque type of greatness. "

He devotes a paragraph to women he says are '"THE most beautiful women on the planet." Among them are Kate Winslet, Gabrielle Union, Michelle Rodriguez, Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Portman, Laura Prepon, Margaret Cho and Rutina Wesley.

He mentions Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Louis CK and Dennis Miller among comedians he calls "pure geniuses."

Charlie Sheen, he says, is "effin' awesome."

Anthony Bourdain, he writes, "is a renaissance man."

Bill Cosby is "a reasonable man."

Riddled with typos, Dorner's letter names Jay-Z, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, Norah Jones and others "musical prodigies." He says Dave Brubeck's Take Five "is the greatest piece of music ever, period."

Dorner, 33, also mentions several recent and upcoming films and TV shows, includingThe Walking Dead and Brad Pitt's upcoming World War Z.

"It's kind of sad I won't be around to view and enjoy The Hangover Part III," Dorner writes. "What an awesome trilogy. [Director] Todd Phillips, don't make any more hangovers after the third."

And of TV, he writes, "Damn, gonna miss shark week."

Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

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